19-Jan-2021 | New Through Acid Jazz

New Through Acid Jazz

Acid Jazz Records continue their exclusive licensing agreement with Albarika Store, the legendary record label that defined the sound of Benin and influenced the entire region of West Africa and beyond.


Albarika Store is home to many rare recordings, from more traditional folkloric and Sato styles, to the funk, blues and psych inspired workouts of the All Mighty Orchestre Poly Rythmo de Cotonou, as they referred to themselves. Many of the original records are sought after by DJs and collectors as prime examples of Afro-funk, Afro-Latin and Afro-psych sounds.
…And the next in the series of reissues by Acid Jazz presents two Orchestre Poly Rythmo releases. The first is a straight reproduction of the incredibly hard to find, Poly-Rythmo Vol. 4 album originally from 1978 and the second release is a combination of the standouts from a time when the band were at the peak of their powers entitled Unité Africaine.